|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||590.00||22.00||.276||81.00||81.00||26.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Francisco||7||2||0|| .286|| .429|| .286|
|vs Bumgarner (Career)||8||3||0|| .375||.300||.375|
|vs LHP||37||7||1|| .205|| .324|| .189|
|05/22/2013||Ian Desmond, SS WAS|
Jeremy Guthrie, SP KC
Torii Hunter, RF DET
|James Shields, SP KC|
Brandon Crawford, SS SF
|05/22/2013||Alex Gonzalez, 1B MIL|
Kolten Wong, 2B STL
Freddie Freeman, 1B ATL
Alexi Amarista, 2B SD
|Aramis Ramirez, 3B MIL|
Ian Desmond, SS WAS
Gaby Sanchez, 1B PIT
|05/22/2013||Hunter Pence, RF SF|
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B WAS
|Ian Desmond, SS WAS|
Yovani Gallardo, SP MIL
|Last 10 Games|
|Ian Desmond finally gets a breather|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/19/13) After starting the first 43 games, Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond finally received a breather Sunday at San Diego, replaced in the starting lineup by Danny Espinosa. Since homering in back-to-back games May 10-11, Desmond is in a 2-for-24 slump (.083) in his last seven games.
Desmond's batting average has declined from .300 to .268.
|Moving around helps Ian Desmond|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(5/12/13) Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond finished with three hits for the second game in a row and drove in both of Washington's runs during an 8-2 loss to the Cubs on Saturday. He went 3 for 4 with a homer and a double, also for the second straight outing, to extend his hitting streak to three games.
Desmond's homer -- a solo blast of former teammate Edwin Jackson in the fifth inning -- gave him home runs in back-to-back games for the first time this season. The 27-year-old credited his power surge to moving up in the batter's box in order to connect on more breaking balls.
"It's just minor adjustments," Desmond told MLB.com on Friday.
|Ian Desmond homers in big offensive performance|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/10/13) Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond had a big night Friday against the Cubs, going 3 for 4 with three runs, three RBI and his fifth home run of the season. It was the first multi-hit game of May for Desmond, who was a triple short of the cycle.
Desmond boosted his batting average to .287 in the 7-3 win.
|Ian Desmond provides entire offense in 2-0 win|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/1/13) Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond smacked a two-run home run off Atlanta starter Paul Maholm in the fourth inning to provide the only runs in his team's 2-0 win Wednesday. It was Desmond's only hit in a game that featured just five hits combined between the two teams.
Desmond, who hit cleanup for the first time this season, also extended his hitting streak to eight games. He has four home runs and a .299 average on the season.
|Ian Desmond moved to clean up spot|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/1/13) Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond has been moved to the fourth spot in the lineup Wednesday.
Desmond has accumulated 10 hits over his last seven games. He's hit safely in each of those games. With Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman sidelined with injuries, Desmond will be relied on as one of the team's main offensive threats. He'll face Braves starter Paul Maholm.
|After a couple of seasons with the Nationals that failed to produce many home runs, the version of Ian Desmond that emerged out of Double-A as a potential speed and power threat appeared to be long gone. That version of Desmond reappeared in 2012 -- and with a vengeance. The 27-year-old shortstop sent 25 balls out of the park and swiped 21 bases and he did it in just 130 games with the Nationals. An oblique injury robbed Desmond of close to a month of the schedule, yet he still managed to rank third among all shortstops in standard Rotisserie scoring. His breakout might seem like a fluke to some, but the steals have been there all along and the power was in evidence when he hit 18 home runs over 135 games at Double-A Harrisburg between 2008 and 2009. Desmond isn't the safest bet among shortstops, but he is still worth taking among the first six players at the position. (Updated 12/11/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/24/13||PHI||7:05 pm||Kyle Kendrick|
|5/25/13||PHI||7:15 pm||Jonathan Pettibone|
|5/26/13||PHI||1:35 pm||Cole Hamels|
|5/27/13||BAL||1:05 pm||Jason Hammel|
|5/28/13||BAL||7:05 pm||Kevin Gausman|
|5/29/13||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Chris Tillman|
|5/30/13||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Freddy Garcia|